The Maeght Foundation proposes from Monday to Friday, from September 1st to 15th, 2015 guided tours of the Gérard Garouste's "On the way" exhibition and of the Maeght Foundation.
Hours: 10:30 am and 4:00 pm in French / 2:30 pm in English
Terms: On-site registration at the entrance of the Maeght Foundation - Number of places limited.
Prices: Visit: €4/person in charge of the admission - Visit free for children under 10 years old;
Entrance fees: Adults: €15 - Groups (more than 10 people), students and under 18 years old : €10 - Children under 10: free - Filming and photography: €5
© photo Archives Fondation Maeght, J-J L'Héritier
Gérard Garouste’s popularity is only equaled by his singularity. "Never ask directions from someone who knows the way, you risk not getting lost": this quote from Rabbi Nachman of Bratsla tells all about the whole process of the artist, who chooses figuration and the study of myths just as he uses the adventures of Don Quixote or of Tintin, to better explore human identity today.
The Maeght Foundation dedicates its summer exhibition to Gérard Garouste. It pays tribute to this enigmatic painter who has been exhibited in major galleries and national and international museums since the 1980s. This exhibition invites us to walk along with the artist, to discover or better understand the movement from which his principle is built. After an exhibition dedicated to Jörg Immendorff, Olivier Kaeppelin, Director of the Maeght Foundation wishes, with Gérard Garouste, to continue questioning the engaged figure of the artist.
The exhibition proposed by the Maeght Foundation is an opportunity to discover a set of about 80 paintings, sculptures and drawings with new works, specially created in 2015 for this exhibition.
The exhibition layout proposed reads like a provocative journey of interpretations and free associations. The exhibition presents figures that become more familiar through the discoveries, or, instead, become more foreign. Scenes from literary or mythological inspiration interact with family portraits and friends, like a game of funhouse mirrors. The relationships between the works follow the thread of restless thought that the creator offers us.
Painters and sculptors collaborated with the Catalan architect Josep Lluís Sert, creating works which were integrated into the building and the surrounding natural environment: the Giacometti courtyard, the Miró labyrinth with its sculptures and ceramics, the mosaic murals of Chagall and Tal Coat, Braque’s pond and stained glass window and Bury’s fountain. Indoor and outdoor spaces link up with each other through the sculpture garden, the courtyards, terraces and patios. The Maeght Foundation is already famous for its architecture and gardens; it is also home to one of Europe’s richest collections of modern and contemporary art. The greenery of its grounds makes the Maeght Foundation the ideal place to discover the great artists of our time.
Between two temporary exhibitions, some rooms can be closed to the public. The fee is reduced accordingly.